The Nut Blog

Make Father’s Day Spicy and Sweet at Maisie Jane’s

Looking for a last minute Father’s Day gift? Don’t buy him a tie! Get him something he’ll enjoy like a box of wonderful savory and sweet treats from Maisie Jane’s! Zip on over to our delightful country gift shop at 1324 Dayton in Chico and be tempted by a wide array of wonderful gift ideas. […]

Posted on June 13th, 2019

How Almond Growers Help the Local Economy

Almonds Cracking Open in July and August

Did you know that 80% of the world’s almonds are grown right here in California? California also supplies 100% of the almonds sold in the United States. In 2016 that amounted to 2.15 billion pounds of nut meat (shelled nuts) valued at $5.2 billion in worth and $21 billion in economic revenue when products made […]

Posted on June 11th, 2019

Flourless Italian Chocolate Almond Cake

Torta Caprese

Many years ago my mother’s friend Gayle brought the most delicious chocolate cake I had ever tasted to a party at our house. She said it was an Italian Chocolate Almond Cake. It was so rich and full of flavor! Everyone slowed down to savor every bite while making “mmm-mmm” noises. It was the hit […]

Posted on June 6th, 2019

When Good Almonds Go Bad

Dry Roasted Almonds

Everyone knows how good almonds are for you. They’re one of the healthiest snacks you can eat. A handful a day can help lower your cholesterol, is good for your heart, good for your brain, and can even help you lose weight! But can a good nut go bad? You know what I mean. You […]

Posted on June 4th, 2019

Energy-Boosting Layered Chia and Almond Pudding Parfaits

Chia and Almond Pudding Parfaits

A tasty dessert that’s also good for you? Absolutely— when you have almond butter and chia seeds! Today’s recipe for Layered Chia and Almond Pudding Parfaits combines wholesome ingredients with no added sugar besides what’s in the fruit and those that are a good source of protein and a variety of other nutrients. First a […]

Posted on May 30th, 2019

Maisie Jane’s Handcrafted Nut Butter Sale!

Organic Sea-Salted Caramel Cashew Butter and Apples

Maisie Jane’s has become famous for our popular line of natural and organic one-ingredient nut butters. One ingredient! 100% dry-roasted almonds or cashews, unadulterated by added oil, sugar or what on earth is that ingredients. They’re pure, straight forward, nutritious bliss and, maybe, you can’t get better than that! But once in awhile we like […]

Posted on May 27th, 2019

Why Do Organic Farming?

Organic Orchard

Is “Organic” just a buzzword to make more money? Well, it is a healthy way to make a living but it’s healthy in many more ways than one! It’s healthier for the planet, it’s healthier for the local environment, it’s healthier for one and all. And it’s healthy in ways you might not expect. The […]

Posted on May 23rd, 2019

Bringing Home the Cashew

Cashews growing on a tree

Did you know that Americans eat 90% of the world’s cashew crop? We’re crazy about them! And for good reason: they’re delicious! AND nutritious. And, even though, I typically just eat them by the handful, they’re wonderfully versatile to cook with, too. So you’d think that the United States would be # 1 in growing […]

Posted on May 21st, 2019

Sticky Spicy Almond Butter Tofu (Recipe)

Sticky Spicy Almond Butter Tofu

I haven’t posted a recipe from Blissful Basil in awhile. But they have a delicious-sounding recipe featuring almond butter right now so I thought this was the perfect time to re-introduce this wonderful resource for vegans and others searching for plant-based, healthy and delicious recipes to add to their diet. And this one for Sticky […]

Posted on May 16th, 2019

Heal Your Gut with Almonds!

happy belly

Did you know that every living thing on the planet could not survive without the microbiology that lives in our bodies along with us? Most of us grew up being terrified into thinking we need to avoid microbes like the plague . . . because, you know, the Plague! Some kinds of bacteria and other […]

Posted on May 13th, 2019